Perimenopause–the 7-10 year rollercoaster before menopause– affects our bodies, minds, and spirits. Many perimenopause symptoms are similar to those assumed to only hit women in menopause. While menopause refers to one day in a woman’s life–perimenopause, the years leading up to it, is a hormonal adventure with symptoms ranging from electric shocks to frozen shoulder and hair loss.
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The Vasomotor Villain Up to 75% of American middle-aged women report having hot flashes. In Western Medicine, this is understood to occur as estrogen levels decrease, which leads to vasodilation – the sudden widening of blood vessels – which then causes hot flashes. (I want to give a nod here to Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Hysteria This is an adapted excerpt from my upcoming book–not the good and juicy stuff (that’s for the final publication). But a snippet about being gaslit for years by doctors—and how it is not uncommon.